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n. pl. mi·ka·dos
An emperor of Japan.
[Japanese : mi-, honorific pref. + kado, gate.]
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n, pl -dos
(Historical Terms) (often capital) archaic the Japanese emperor. Compare tenno
[C18: from Japanese, from mi- honourable + kado gate]
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n., pl. -dos.
(sometimes cap.) a title of the emperor of Japan.
[1720–30; < Japanese]
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|Noun||1.||mikado - the emperor of Japan; when regarded as a religious leader the emperor is called tenno|
Japanese - the language (usually considered to be Altaic) spoken by the Japanese
emperor - the male ruler of an empire
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